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NCAM Consulting

For over two decades, The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM) has been a national leader in making digital media accessible for people with disabilities.

Making any digital service or product accessible creates opportunities for your organization to broaden its reach, impacting the largest possible audience of customers and users. NCAM has partnered with industries that have recognized the need for accessible content, interactivity, and functionality throughout all stages of their customer’s unique digital experience.
Our clients include:

  • Publishers
  • Online Retailers
  • Media Producers, Providers, and Broadcasters
  • Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies
  • Software, Hardware, and Application Developers
  • Museums, Amusement Parks, and Stadiums
  • Assessment, Credentialing, and Certification Organizations
Read more about what our clients have to say about working with NCAM.

NCAM applies the expertise gathered from past and present research projects to assist our consulting clients, using techniques developed for providing access to a multitude of challenging technologies across all media and platforms.

Beyond Compliance: Influencing Technology, Standards and Policies

Nothing is more essential to positively shaping the future than to be "at the table" while standards and policies are being developed. NCAM participates in policy and standards-setting activities across a broad range of media-related areas, and has served as a technical resource to both industry and government on serving the entire population through:

  • analog and digital television
  • Web-based media
  • theatrical film and digital cinema
  • home media centers
  • emergency communications
  • mobile media
  • DVDs
  • online learning software and platforms
  • e-books
  • effective navigation and user interfaces

NCAM has contributed substantially to standards, guidelines and policies from:

  • World Wide Web Consortium
  • Federal Access Board (Section 508 guidelines)
  • State Agencies
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Advanced Television Systems Committee
  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
  • Consumer Electronics Association
  • IMS Global Learning Consortium
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